In the Blink of an Eye
Since its 1974 debut until today the Film Festival in Gdańsk and Gdynia has gone through a lot, indeed. Numerous battles were fought against censorship. It was a struggle for reliable jury verdicts, many of which were defied.
For the past several years the festival’s screens were a battle arena to win viewers and reflected the attempts at rebuilding the identity and original language of Polish cinema.
“In the Blink of an Eye” is a compilation documentary on the most important film event in Poland from the perspective of four decades. The film is a journey from the oldest festivals to the modern ones, told by means of interviews with filmmakers, quotes from festival-awarded films and archival materials.
written and directed by Michał Bielawski
director of photography Jarosław Wierzbicki
3D animation Grzegorz Mazur
co-operation by Aleksander Dembowski
sound by Sławomir Pietrzyk, Paweł Nabiałek
edited by Grzegorz Mazur
cast Jacek Bromski, Leszek Dawid, Robert Gliński, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Jakimowski, Juliusz Machulski, Tadeusz Sobolewski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Janusz Zaorski
archival materials of TVP, Filmoteka Narodowa, Pomorska Fundacja Filmowa, Studio Filmowe KADR, Studio Filmowe TOR, Studio Filmowe Zebra
artistic supervisor Wojciech Marczewski
produced by Pomorska Fundacja Filmowa, Telewizja Polska, Narodowe Centrum Kultury
producers Leszek Kopeć, Łukasz Borzęcki
executive produced by Unlimited Film Operations
production manager Alicja Zuzanna Kocik
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej